Boise State Student Who Faked a Hate Crime Against Himself Summoned to Court

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A Boise State University student who police say admitted he made up a report of a violent antigay hate crime against himself¬óbut not until after the report inspired hundreds to march in two campus vigils¬ócould now face court action. In November, the student had said a white male used antigay expletives and knocked him unconscious; he had cuts and bruises to prove it. Then, after police initiated an investigation, the student confessed he had never been attacked and had actually used "a stick and his fists to self-inflict his injuries," police told the Boise State Arbiter. Now, police have summoned the student to court on charges of resisting and obstructing officers. Last month, police told the Arbiter that filing a false police report can yield penalties of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.